re: Poker & Casinooooo poker 1/2
Originally Posted by NoWuckingFurries
It is a bit of a shock to the system, I played my first ever live poker game last week in a tournament at our local casino, and came to the conclusion fairly quickly that I was playing much, much too tight. The winners of the tournament were those that had built enormous piles of chips early from taking down those really loose players, not people like me who tend to play ultra-tight in a donk-fest. I'll go back tonight, and see if I cope with it any better this week...
Therein lies an interesting dichotomy in casino poker - at least, there's one at the levels we're likely to be playing.
The cash games will have lots of loose fish in them, so you can play a rock game in them and still get paid off when you hit your big hands.
The tournaments, on the other hand, tend to be set up with (relatively) short stacks and fast blinds. Once you've paid your entry fee, the casino's made all the money they're going to make off you for the next few hours. So they want the tournament over as soon as possible, so you can either go back to a cash table and start paying them rake again, or bugger off so they can sell your seat to someone else. Therefore, you're forced to play the tournament fast.
Always know the kind of game you're getting into.